Pesto Paneer Wraps

IMG_2064A friend was over for the weekend and we spent hours trying to decide what to make for dinner. We opened the refrigerator and cluelessly stood there staring at what we had but yet not being able to decide. We saw a whole bunch of fresh basil and tons of garlic, so thought we should make pesto. Then we thought we should make pesto pizza with goat cheese. We didn’t have any goat cheese on hand so we decided to make pesto and eggplant panini. Then we realized we didn’t have any bread for the panini on hand. So instead of running to the store and getting the missing ingredients, we challenged ourselves to make a delicious dinner out of the few things we had on hand. With some veggies, pesto, paneer cubes and tortillas, I thought of making paneer pesto wraps.

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This wrap was a cross between Indian paneer tikka stuffed Kati Rolls and an Italian roasted eggplant panini. And then the friend suggested to spice up the wrap with some sriracha sauce… and that totally hit the spot!

For the Marinated Paneer
1 cup – sliced paneer (cottage cheese)
1 recipe – homemade pesto

For the Roasted Veggies
1 – green bell pepper/colored peppers, cut into thin strips
2 – zucchinis OR 1 medium – eggplant, sliced
3 cloves – garlic, sliced (optional)
2 teaspoons – olive oil
salt & black pepper to taste
1 teaspoon – fresh/dried rosemary

For the Caramalized Onions
1 tablespoon – olive oil
1 medium – onion, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon – sugar
salt & pepper to taste
1 teaspoon – fresh/dried rosemary

To Assemble the Wrap
8 – whole wheat tortillas
Marinated paneer
Roasted Veggies
Caramelized onions
Fresh mozzarella to your liking, sliced/any other kind of cheese that melts well
To serve – sriracha sauce (optional)


8 thoughts on “Pesto Paneer Wraps

  1. Pingback: Raspberry & White Chocolate Tart | desertgirlnikita

    • Hi Katie, I’m glad you liked the recipe! I just stopped by The Muffin Myth and also subscribed to it. I LOVED the coconut bacon recipe and more. The fact that it’s all vegetarian as well is a plus!

  2. I made your Pesto Paneer Wraps and it turned out so good!! Thank you so much for sharing such a great recipe. I can’t wait to try more recipes from your blog and YouTube channel!! 😃

  3. Hey nikita, i am so very happy to find your blog and follow and cook the receipes that you have mentioned in it. I am glad that you won Masterchef Season 4 as you completely deserve it. A fine day in office i and my client were having a discussion as to who is going to win masterchef season 4 and believe me there were no arguments between us that you would be the winner and we were so happy to tell that to each other after the Grand finale.

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